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A new admission pricing policy has been introduced at Towneley Hall, Burnley.

From 1st January 2017 all adults are being asked to pay an admission fee to enter the historic hall. Previously the charge only applied to adults living outside Burnley borough.

The new policy means that all adult visitors are asked to pay a £5 charge which buys a 12-month pass, allowing them to visit the hall as many times as they want over a year from the date of purchase.

Students and children aged 17 and under can continue to visit for free.

“Water" way to spread the festive cheer. Local anglers have splashed out and donated money to improve a Burnley park.

Burnley and Pendle District Angling Association donated £556 to Burnley Council. The money will be used to pay for a new noticeboard which will be installed at Rowley Lake car park by the council’s greenspaces team. 

It will allow fisherman and the wider community to share information, which is currently being zip-tied to fences and pinned to trees causing damage to them.

“’Ice to meet you”

The winners of a competition run as part of Burnley town centre’s Christmas festival were at the town hall to pick up their prizes.

As part of the two-day festival, the town centre was turned into a frosty winter wonderland with a dazzling ice sculpture trail which included a Yoda, Olaf the Snowman and Father Christmas all carved out of ice.There was even an interactive carving wall in Market Square where visitors could help to carve a beautiful snowflake out of a block of ice.

Burnley Council has welcomed the announcement that Primark is establishing a new store in Burnley town centre.

Politicians and town hall officials have worked closely with Addington Capital on the deal, which will bring the popular clothes retailer to Charter Walk Shopping Centre.

The new Primark store will be on Curzon Street, next door to Next, in space which is currently occupied by Wilko.

Town centre traders in Burnley have thrown their weight behind a campaign to encourage people to keep the shopping centre clean and tidy.

Work on a £3 million regeneration of the centre has been temporarily suspended to make sure that it does not disrupt the busy run-up to Christmas. But the work that has been completed so far gives a taste of how fresh and modern Burnley centre will look once the scheme is completed.

And traders are keen to get shoppers and other visitors on board to help keep it that way.

Taxi drivers in Burnley have responded positively to training that will help them take part in the fight against child abuse.

Burnley Council introduced the training to raise child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness among taxi drivers, in line with advice and guidance from national experts, in the summer.

Since then 308 drivers have completed the course and a further 242 people are booked on for training (out of 657 clients).

People braved the perhaps appropriately wet weather to celebrate the 200th “birthday” of Britain’s longest single canal waterway.

They gathered at Weavers’ Triangle yesterday (Tuesday) teatime to welcome the arrival of the Kennet canal barge as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal bicentenary celebrations.

The bells of St Peter’s Church pealed out as the Kennet and a flotilla of other craft made their way to Burnley Wharf where the boats were met by the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Jeff Sumner, and other guests.

Final preparations are being made in Burnley to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The canal helped shape the borough and establish Burnley at the centre of the world’s cotton weaving trade. It, as much as any other historic event, helped make the town what it is today.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal bicentenary celebrations reach a high point next week as the historic short boat Kennet re-creates the inaugural ceremonial journey 127 miles across the Pennines from Leeds to Liverpool.

A special ceremony is being held in Burnley later this month to celebrate the town being awarded a top European honour.

The event at Central Library on 15th October will centre on the presentation of the ‘Le Drapeau d’Honneur’ from the Council of Europe.

Burnley is one of only eight places across Europe to be awarded the European Flag of Honour in 2016.

The family-run café Little Barista is one of the businesses in Burnley celebrating ‘top scores on the doors’ this month.

The café, which is a home to organic coffee and mouth-watering homemade food, scooped the maximum rating of five in the latest round of inspections by Burnley Council.

Andrea Insel, who owns and manages Little Barista together with her husband Ali, said: "We’re delighted to receive the highest food hygiene score and are already proudly showing it off to our customers.

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